The super-addictive and very, very hard platform game finally arrives on Steam - it's quite possibly the world's hardest game! As well as five classic Impossible Game levels, this desktop version includes an EXCLUSIVE new Level Editor.
User reviews: Very Positive (761 reviews)
Release Date: May 8, 2014

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Reviews

“Bafflingly addictive... Give it a try and see how long your sanity lasts.”
Eurogamer

“Insanely addictive.”
Destructoid

“Will just keep you coming back time and time and time and time again.”
5/5 – T3

About This Game

The super-addictive and very, very hard platform game finally arrives on Steam - it's quite possibly the world's hardest game!

With just one button, guide your orange square over spikes and jump onto blocks to get to the end of the level. Sounds easy? Any mistake results in instant death, sending you back to the beginning of the level. With an awesome soundtrack synced to the game you’ll quickly become addicted!

Try and unlock medals throughout the game, including beating the game with no flags — all synced up with Steam Achievements — and use checkpoints to learn the levels with Practice Mode, allowing you to lay checkpoints along the way.

As well as five classic Impossible Game levels, this desktop version includes an EXCLUSIVE new Level Editor. Design your own near-impossible levels and send them over the internet to challenge the world!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Intel 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 Suppport
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
♥♥♥♥♥♥ TRIPLE SPIKES!!!!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I was going so well when all of a sudden horns started going off and i got an achivement saying 999x and i hit a double spike, totally lives up to its name...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
This is a pretty awesome game! I would recommend this game to people who want to kill time. Me, i'm a big fan of geometry dash and i love both games equally. Also the soundtrack is TO DIE FOR!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Probably my favourite game in the list of hyper-difficult platformers on Steam, The Impossible Game uses a simplistic art style with equally simple mechanics which work well together to create an enjoyable, addictive and challenging game, it also holds the "excellent soundtrack" trophy like many others of the same genre. The PC version also comes with a level editor which is a really nice addition and gives the game some more playability.

The objective is simple, jump, clear and doge oncoming obstacles and reach the end of the levels without dying. Sounds easy enough, but the short time window which you have to make your decision on whether or when to jump or not makes things incredibly difficult, though sometimes equally frustating.
The ability that you a trialed on the most is your reaction speed, a split second or blinking at the wrong moment is enough to cost you your progress in some cases. Honestly, this can sometimes feel unfair and gets annoying after so many attempts, but that's pretty much the name of the game, it's clear enough what you're getting into when you play something titled "The Impossible Game".

In some cases, but not frequently, the object you are controlling sometimes bugs out causing you to die and go back to the beginning for something that wasn't your fault, such as accidentally jumping twice. ignoring your jump command altogether or interacting with the obstacles the wrong way. This is the only thing about this game that I dislike, like which has been stated in many other reveiws. There is nothing more annoying than losing progress for something that isn't because of your own faults.

So with the occasional bugs aside, this is definitely a game to add to your collection if you are a fan of difficult platformers, it is definitely up there with Geometry, Super Meat Boy, Electronic Super Joy, Bit Trip Runer etc, it also has one of the best soundtracks around, so if this goes on sale, don't miss it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Never managed to break 2 keyboards in 0.1 hours. 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
-Start
-Play
-Rage
-Quit
-Start
-Play
-Rage
-Quit
-Start
-Play
-Learn The Game
-Quit
-Play
-Presses spacebar so much that it breaks space bar
420/69 Would Break space bar again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
This game is so fun and addicting with some of the biggest challenges you will see in games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Fills the void Super Hexagon left in my heart
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Ever thought you were good at gaming? yeah me neither.... But this game here shows you just how bad you are with levels that now take 5,000 attempts to beat and physically IMPOSSIBLE ones that are too fast for human reflexes and you will realize just how much the universe gives a ♥♥♥♥... also there's cake
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
The Impossible Game? More like The Awesome Game.
The mechanic is simple, yet challenging and highly addictive. Soundtrack is great and game design is pleasant.
It’s mildly infuriating at first, but when you get used to it it’s relaxing, meditative even. Also, now I think I might be a little bit autistic, so there is that.

PS: Why this game does has level editor included, but not steam workshop? Seems like a waste of potential.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
REAPING
CONTROLLING
ABSORBING YOUR LIFE
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
The game... it's impossible.

10/10 - Would crash square into triangle again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
4 Words: Fire Aura and Heaven. You have to check the full version of those songs. Respect the game itself, its my type of game, difficult, with catchy music. 9/10 would recommend
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Somehow beat it in about an hour.
This takes lucozade, red bull, and about a pound of cocaine.
but srsly how the f-ck did I beat this in an hour
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
If you have anger management issues, move along. This game is both addicting and angering. If you have terrible hand-eye coordination, this game is NOT for you. I still think this game is fun, though. 6.5/10 Nice music.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I'll Keep This Review Short

The Impossible Game is far from impossible, however it is still hard as ♥♥♥♥ .

Much like Super Crate Box (another game on steam) this will have you on the edge of your seat trying as hard as possible to not die, and trying to complete level after level. If you are anything like me, you will do very well on your first shot at the game, then fail horribly every try after that.

With every death, and with every number added to your failed attempts, your swear words will grow louder to the point of your neighbors and family members telling you to shut up as you yell in anger.

$5.49 is a bit much for a game that is small, but if you like a game that is hard, fun, addicting, and include extra content (The level editor) then you will enjoy The Impossible Game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Nice Music, Just... nevermind, Nice game to test out your Swear Level LOL :v
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
This game is great!
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358 of 393 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2014
You start off by playing the original level. You're cruising through the level until you reach the first triple spike. After the first few fails you feel that you now got the jump mastered. You're now 100 attempts into the level. You're determined to beat this level even if it kills you. Finally, after 1,000 tries, you make it over that final triple spike and you beat the level. It feels like you have just won an olympic gold medal and the millions are chanting your name. You feel as if you can conquer everything in the world now. You then proceed to play one of the level's from the level packs. Then it suddenly hit's you: the level you just completed isn't ♥♥♥♥ compared to these other levels. You then rage quit and cry yourself to sleep only to spend more hours and have thousands of attemps just to be dissappointed that you will probably never beat these levels.

11/10 would jump over spikes and on blocks again.
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372 of 425 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2014
'Oh this game looks so easy, I could do that...'

I will now proceed to give a review of the UK's own Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital.

Firstly, all the staff there take good care of those of us who have been admitted. We get to do regular daily activities, we have 3 meals a day (All cooked on site, full courses) and we do get to spend time with other patients should we be having a good day. My room itself is fairly plain; 4 walls, 1 window, a bed, a sink with 2 taps; and recently I've even been allowed a few photos on my wall and a carpet!

A normal day consists of going to the mess hall for breakfast at 8am sharp. Well that's the case for my group, anyway, as not everyone is allowed to eat at the exact same time. The doctors say it's because it could be unsafe having that many patients in a room together. After breakfast we have classes for certain activities. My favourite is art because it allows me to express both my personalities, and expel my rage without causing damage to another human. I like to draw pictures with orange squares, black squares and blue triangles, because I see them in my dreams. My group has lunch at 1.30pm. After we have lunch we are taken to the medical wing where we undergo evaluation physically and mentally to assess our progress. Sometimes, depending on how we've done, we have to go for more rigorous tests, otherwise we just move onto the next part of our day. After our evaluations we're allowed to go out into the yard in small groups to have some fresh air. We can play sports with the assigned trainer for that day, or just relax in the sun. When we've finished in the yard it's time for dinner, at 6pm. We tend to have dinner in bigger groups because there are more staff to help out at that time. Anyway, after dinner we do group reading, in which we have to talk about the books. My group leader says it's to help with communication with others. It's nice, I really like it. Finally, at 8 o'clock pm, we're allowed to pick a book and take it back to our room so we can read if we wish to at night. It helps a lot of the patients keep calm when the lights go out.

Treatment here is really nice, although sometimes if we start to show increasing signs of instability or anger, the doctors and nurses can and will use a straight jacket or sedation depending on the situation at hand. I haven't had this happen to me a lot, only when I have the bad dreams of the orange and black squares and the blue triangles.

Occasionally my family come to visit, to see how I am. I like seeing my family, although I miss my brother. My last memory of him was sitting at my computer playing a video game, I think it had the word 'Impossible' in the title, but I can't really remember. It's all blurry. My family normally come once a month and sometimes they just seem upset to see me, but my personal nurse assures me that it's just me worrying too much.

I really like it here, although I can't remember much from the real world anymore. My nurse says that I will have to stay here for possibly another decade, but I'm okay with that because everything in here seems normal to me now. All I can really remember from my old life is playing video games, but ever since I got admitted I suddenly didn't miss playing them. I'm not sure if there's a connection there. I don't think so.

Overall that is my life in a nut-shell now. It's not a glamorous life, but it's quaint and quiet and it's my life, what it is and what it is going to be for the next decade or so.
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